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Chocolate Cran-Blueberry Buckwheat Bake

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cranblueberry buckwheat bake 5I go through a lot of phases with my breakfasts.  For awhile I was hooked on cereal.  Then I moved to overnight oats.  While I am still eating both of these on a regular basis, my one true love right now is the buckwheat bake.  I made my first buckwheat bake after I saw one on Robyn’s blog.  I made the blueberry version that Robyn made and I absolutely loved it!  While eating it, I thought about ways that I could change it up for some variety.  Enter: cranberries and chocolate- because who doesn’t love a little chocolate in the morning?

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Chocolate Cran-Blueberry Buckwheat Bake

Servings: Makes 1 bake

Ingredients

coconut oil spray
1/3 cup buckwheat flour
1 TB milled chia seeds
1 TB milled flax seeds
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp coconut sugar or 1 packet Stevia
1 TB cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
pinch of sea salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup pureed pumpkin
1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 TB frozen blueberries
1 TB frozen cranberries

Optional toppings:

nut butter
fruit
chopped nuts

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray four-inch baking dish (I used a round glass Pyrex) with coconut oil spray.

2. Combine flour, chia, flax, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, cacao powder, and sea salt.  Mix well.

3. Stir in vanilla, pumpkin, and milk.

4. Add blueberries and cranberries.  Stir until combined.

5. Bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until toothpick entered into the center comes out clean.

6. Eat while warm or let cool, cover, and store for up to four days.

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Topping your buckwheat bake is optional (not really ;)), but I highly recommend drizzling it with nut butter and topping it with fruit.  I chose peanut butter and banana slices for mine.

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Buckwheat bakes are the perfect thing to make in advance for the work week ahead.  I normally make two to three of them on a Sunday and then half of my breakfasts for the week are already prepared.  Just bring your desired toppings with you to work and you are all set.  I don’t know about you, but prepping breakfast for the next day is the last thing that I want to do when I get home from a long day at work.  This bake is the solution for my laziness ;).

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I challenge you to forgo your usual convenient “fast food” breakfast and instead choose a buckwheat bake for a healthy and fast real food experience.

Have you ever baked with buckwheat flour?

If not, you really need to!  I’ve make pancakes and waffles in addition to the buckwheat bakes, and they have all been fabulous!

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  • Jessie January 20, 2014, 6:21 am
    One recipe I was looking forward too. Can't wait for my buckwheat flour to arrive =) Jessie recently posted...MIMM: Fitbook Review and GiveawayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 20, 2014, 8:18 pm
      I can't wait to see what all you make with it! :)
  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 20, 2014, 6:59 am
    I've only used buckwheat flour on a couple of occasions, and I wasn't all that impressed with it :? I hear it's better if you grind your own flour from the groats, but the one I had just made everything super dense and heavy :( Amanda @ .running with spoons. recently posted.... link love 1/19 .My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 20, 2014, 8:19 pm
      It is definitely much more dense...but I actually kind of like that about it. Maybe I'm weird? ;)
  • Katie @ running4cupcakes January 20, 2014, 9:19 am
    I totally go through phases with breakfast too - depends on the weather as well. :) Right now I am loving cereal. quick, easy, delicious.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 20, 2014, 8:20 pm
      I love cereal for how quick and delicious it is...BUT I wish it kept me full for longer!
  • Ang @ Nutty for Life January 20, 2014, 10:32 am
    I really do have to get on the buckwheat train. You keep tempting me! I will look for it the next time I am at the grocery store ;) Ang @ Nutty for Life recently posted...A Double StandardMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 20, 2014, 8:20 pm
      Do it!! Everyone needs to at least give it a try! I love it in pancakes and waffles too!
  • Ashley January 20, 2014, 2:22 pm
    I totally get into breakfast phases - I'm stuck in one right now and need to branch out! haha I've never used buckwheat flour before - but am really intrigued. And I love that this has a little chocolate - always a nice treat at breakfast time : ) Ashley recently posted...Baked Honey Chipotle Chicken WingsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 20, 2014, 8:21 pm
      You should definitely give buckwheat flour a try. It is SUPER good for you and I love baking with it! And yes, adding in some chocolate never hurts ;).
  • Tara January 20, 2014, 3:08 pm
    I would have never heard of buckwheat flour if it wasn't for the blogging world! So many different choices to bake. :) Tara recently posted...Alotta BurrataMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 20, 2014, 8:22 pm
      SAME here!! Thank goodness for food blogs ;).
  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats January 20, 2014, 3:22 pm
    I've not baked with buckwheat flour before but I really should. This looks absolutely delicious! We can't get frozen cranberries here so I'd probably use raspberries instead. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats recently posted...Trial Tuesdays: A look back editionMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 20, 2014, 8:22 pm
      It always amazes me to hear about the things that you cannot get in Australia. First canned pumpkin and now frozen cranberries? It's so wrong! ;)
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl January 20, 2014, 4:32 pm
    Yet another great way to use buckwheat. I love the idea of making a few for the week ahead. Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl recently posted...A Marvelous Weekend ReviewMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 20, 2014, 8:24 pm
      These make breakfasts during the week SO easy!!
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien January 20, 2014, 4:54 pm
    Yummm! I went through a serious phase of buying buckwheat groats in the bulk bins of whole foods and grinding them up for Edible Perspective's famous buckwheat bakes. I need to get back to making them! Such a fab breakfast, especially topped with fruit and nut butter galore. Alexis @ Hummusapien recently posted...Crockpot Red Lentil, Quinoa & Veggie CurryMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 20, 2014, 8:26 pm
      They SO are! I have never ground my own out of the groats. Do you know if they taste better that way as opposed to buying the flour?
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine January 20, 2014, 6:04 pm
    Why must I always read your posts right before dinner?! Seriously though, this looks amazing! Do you think coconut flour would be an okay sub? I don't have any buckwheat on hand. Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted...A Collection of Healthiness…My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 20, 2014, 8:28 pm
      Honestly, I have no idea (I am not much of a baker haha!)...but if you try it out I would love to know how it works!
  • sharsti January 20, 2014, 7:30 pm
    Not gonna lie, without the toppings it doesn't look too appealing ha but the ingredients sound amazing! Yum!! sharsti recently posted...Giveaway winner!!!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 20, 2014, 8:29 pm
      Yeah, they definitely are not the prettiest thing in the world. But looks are deceiving in this instance!
  • sarah k @ the pajama chef January 20, 2014, 7:30 pm
    i've never had buckwheat flour but i wanna try it out! sarah k @ the pajama chef recently posted...Quick & Healthy Pineapple Fried RiceMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 20, 2014, 8:32 pm
      You definitely should! I got hooked on it once I tried it!
  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health January 21, 2014, 12:52 pm
    i have been living off overnight oats these days, really need to switch things up. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health recently posted...Meyer Lemon Bread {Whole Wheat}My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 21, 2014, 7:57 pm
      I like variety..but hey, there is nothing wrong with overnight oats!
  • Amy @ Long Drive Journey January 21, 2014, 2:39 pm
    Never used buckwheat flour BUT I just brought some nut butter! The Maple Almond Butter, but I haven't tried it yet! I need to make some of these pancakes (can I call them that) so that I can try it, haha. I really want to try different kinds of flours, and I love the idea of making something that I can have for the whole week (or at least multiple days of the week). Amy @ Long Drive Journey recently posted...“Squashed” Banana MuffinsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 21, 2014, 7:58 pm
      Oh gosh, I bet you will LOVE the maple AB. It is my fave! And sure you can call them pancakes ;). They are like thick ones!
  • Allison @ Life's a Bowl January 21, 2014, 4:05 pm
    You're the second person today to mention buckwheat... I went through a serious buckwheat pancake phase, but have been out of it for a while. I have a coupon that I think I'll use for another bag. It's a little tricky to bake with, but I love the taste! Allison @ Life's a Bowl recently posted...Two Words Tuesday: In Other NewsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 21, 2014, 7:58 pm
      Buckwheat definitely seems to be a trend..but it is a trend that I am LOVING!
  • GiGi Eats Celebrities January 21, 2014, 9:56 pm
    Never baked with Buckwheat before - but I have been baking some pretty random stuff lately - I just love the way baked things taste, the consistency!! :) Baking pumpkin and protein powder is one of my favorites! GiGi Eats Celebrities recently posted...Banish Your Kryptonite!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 22, 2014, 12:56 pm
      You should definitely try buckwheat flour. I LOVE baking with it!

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